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on the committee using the hearing to make the comparison to a famous state where sebelius was governor. >> well, madam secretary, while you're from can kansas, we're nn kansas any mother. some might say that we're in t "the wizard of oz" given the parallel universe. while some think things are great. you, apparently, and you apologized and said it was a debacle, you also seem this think that the affordable care act is great while myself and others have a different view. >> and again kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary did apologize for the problems but that was not enough for some members of congress. here to talk about some of the glitches that are framing these hearings is andrew, ceo of c.t.o. software, a company that launches government website from irving, california. the websites are nothing new. people log on to expedia, they expect to travel. they log on to amazon, they expect to buy something. why is this so difficult? >> this is true. it's nothing unusual to handle large volume. quite honestly, i'm just as confused in where the problem is handling the many milli
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius prepares for a capitol hill grilling on the website's rocky rollout. cnn has new information this morning about red flags raised well before the obama care site went live. cnn's brianna keilar is following all of this for us. what do we know? >> reporter: we've obtain a confidential report is serious warnings. i will tell you an obama administration spokesperson says this was not a dire warning but a list of things to do. when you look at it, chris, much of it reads like it was written in the weeks after the site launched, not before. almost a full month before healthcare.gov went live cgi, the main can thor working on the site highlighted glaring problems, a confidential report obtained by cnn raised red flags like we don't have access to monitoring tools, not enough time in schedule to conduct adequate performance testing and hub services are iter it mittently unavailable, meaning the site stops working at times. plainly stated warnings and yet they weren't passed on to president obama. he didn't know there were problems until after the site
>> kathleen sebelius on the hot seat, testifying this morning at a congressional hearing. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care. >> it is reported that at 8:58 p.m., a huge object believing to be a meteor right fell on a farm. >> 75 years ago, martians innovated the planet or people listening to the radio thought they did. a look back at the war of the world broadcast that caused widespread panic across the country. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us on this wednesday. two hours from now, the health and human services secretary will testify. >> many are saying she should be fired. >> kathleen see bellous will be asked to explain the f
the buck stop, who's taking responsibility? hhs secretary kathleen sebelius again today refusing to take responsibility for what has been a disastrous web site rollout. instead, she said we all need to look forward, not backward. the problem is, she's the problem, and no amount of looking forward will fix something that was destined to fail from the get go. with more on this, steve moore, editorial board member for the wall street journal. steve, it is great to have you here. to get started, i want you to hear what kathleen sebelius had to say when she was asked directly about this issue, accountability. here she is. >> i think the most important thing is fix it, and that's certainly what the president expects, it's what i expect, and that's what we're really in the process of doing. we have had new talent in technology come in, we have new management talent, and we want it to be a smoothly-operating marketplace for every american who really needs affordable health care. it doesn't operate that way now. it's far from being optimum, and we won't stop until it is. gerri: i didn't hear the
: that was senator barrasso from yesterday. sebelius is on the hot seat this week testifying on what has been an unmitigated disaster. jonah goldberg, leads our coverage, editor-at-large, "national review." good morning you to. you've been studying this over the weekend. another crash overnight. what happened this time? >> this is one of the contractors, the data services hub which provides information to the insurers and to other government agencies, it went dark and sent everything into a sail spin. they say they will try to fix it as quickly as possible. bill: republicans are talking all weekend. they believe this is the just the tip of the iceberg. if that is the case, what's beneath the water? what's next? >> sure. first of all there is the i.t. problem here is enormous. they sent the mars rover to mars with 500,000 lines of code. this website has 500 million, which is 1,000 times more. it's a huge mess. most i.t. experts on the record, all of them off the record saying there is no way they will get this done by november. moreover, a lot of criticisms republicans have made, conservatives
. all eyes on washington today as lawmakers prepare to grill kathleen sebelius on the disastrous obamacare rollout. will she take the fault or keep pointing that finger. >> i think there are going to be a lot of fingers. no wonder these two didn't look very friendly. russians handing out goody bags that spy on people. clever. >> plus before you pay seven bucks for a latte, listen up because we've gotted best cup of coffee that will not break the bank. "fox & friends" starts next. >> hello everybody. this is tim conway, and i'm here doing -- doesn't tell me. don't tell me. friends with the fox. >> after tim did that one yesterday, then brian blum, our audio guy, said can you lit. tim conway on the show yesterday. >> he was on. he had a brand-new book out. i believe it is still out. >> people are loving it. it is funny stuff. >>> problems with obamacare, another outage plaguing the website. we are live in washington. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: folks in connecticut looking to make accounts ran into trouble. the federal data service experienced a widespread outage with the
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. as we've been watching all morning long, marilyn tavenner has been trying to answer all of these questions to the best of her ability. when it comes to the affordable care act, one of the biggest ones being is how many people have actually enrolled. we know that there have been a lot of different hits on the different websites, but they won't have accurate numbers of enrollees in coming up mid-november. at least that's what we learned this morning. we have a lot to talk about this hour but i want to start off with nbc news investigative correspondent lisa myers who joins our conversation and dr. cory herbert from the lsu health sciences center. lisa, let me start with you because you had your exclusive report out explaining why so many millions of americans were getting cancellation notices. explain what your reporting has learned. >> basically we were trying to get our hands around what was going on out there and we looked strictly at the 14 million people getting their insurance from the individual market. they are getting cancellations or
sebelius will testify to another house panel dominated by republicans. >> mike viqueira in washington. israel released 26 palestine prisoners. their release is part of a deal calling for the eventual freedom for more than 100 detapees that have been behind bars for more than 20 years. the first 26 were released in august. israel's supreme court cleared the way for their release in a way to move piece talks forward. stefanie dekker reports from ramallah. >> there's around 5,000 palestine prisoners left behind bars. this group is part of 104 which are part of the pre-oslo accord prisoners, arrested before or during 1993. when that is done, there's around 5,000 prisoners behind bars. anyone here will tell you people have been in and out of prison quite a lot. every day there'll be an israeli army incursion to the occupied west bank. people are being released. people are being brought back in. it's a revolving door, i think. president abas says there'll be no agreement without all palestine prisoners released. it's something that is rather optimistic. we are already seeing the conflict in
services secretary kathleen sebelius will testify about the problems with the website. renee elmers of north carolina is one of the committee members who will committee is sebelius. >> why did she repeatedly tell us by that october 1st, that website would be ready to go, that every american would be able to come on? i also want to understand, who did what when. who was calling the shots? i'd also like to know from kathleen sebelius, how am i going to respond? i'm getting thousands of requests from reaching out to my office, telling me that their health care premiums are going up and their health care plan they have is being canceled. >> nbc's white house correspondent peter alexander joins us. based on what that one member of congress wants to ask, you have a laundry list. it's going to be a hot one on k will be speaking and president obama simultaneously to massachusetts, they implemented something to obama care in 2007-2008. white house advisers say we're okay here. we expect most signups to happen in later months. if you take the example of massachusetts, only 123 people signed u
of health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. and a call for patience from president obama. >> the rollout looks like a disaster. but in my state, most ohioans are going to pay higher costs. and, in fact, this is not going to control health care costs. >> we're going to get it working as smoothly as it's supposed to. we have people working overtime 24/7 to boost capacity and address these problems every single day. >> secretary sebelius is set to finally face tough questions on the botched website rollout coming up this wednesday. >>> breaking news overseas, a bizarre and deadly crash in t tiananmen square this morning. just hours ago, an suv crashed into the historic square killing the driver and two passengers inside. several others were injured. the square was quickly evacuated. chinese officials are not saying what caused the crash. >>> and also unfolding overnight. a man is in custody after an apparent security breach at the montreal airport. the 71-year-old suspect was detained after a suspicious package was found in the u.s. departures area of the airport. police ref
. not for the red sox but to speak about the affordable care act. kathleen sebelius is expected for the blame contractors. >> she's profiling. call in caroline kennedy. >> saying they did not meet expectations. >> it's the proift sector's fault. >> however, late last night, chairman darryl is sa ell issa government agency there was not adequate november time to test the website. the woman in charge of the obama care marketplace testified before congress and apologized for issues with the site. he was asked when we will see how many people signed up for coverage through the obama care exchanges. >> you have no numbers on who's enrolled, so have you for the idea? >> we will have those numbers available mid-november. >> i am saying you will publicly release those number, do you have an idea on a weekly basis how many people have enrolled, how do you know how many people are enrolled? >> jeremy kemp, we will have those numbers mid-november. >> i am sure you have been termed a quarterback of the rollout. i am sure you did not choose those words yourself. can you guarantee no americans will have a
services secretary kathleen sebelius is set to testify before congress the day after tomorrow. ed henry is our main man at the white house and is live now. any response from the white house today? >> reporter: it's interesting. jay carney walked out and near the top of this daily briefing say all this has been fixed, verizon had it up and running by 7:00 a.m. this morning. but while the briefing was going on, i was checking social media, and various people were insisting that jay carney was wrong, that in fact they were trying to log on, to some of the exchanges and could not get on and were getting the error message you just showed, system not working. so i asked jay carney, what was true and what was not. take a listen. >> how can you say at 7:00 a.m. this morning it was back up and running? how can people be confident -- >> obviously i'm not online right now, ed, or people who are e-mailing you, but what verizon at the aremark announced they successfully resolved the issue with the network component overnight, and taz of 7:00 a.m., the data services hub was fully operational. i'm sur
for health and how many services secretary kathleen sebelius to be fired. >> she shouldn't be there. >> he is demanding numbers on enrollment numbers throughing a subpoena. in a statement, he said: >> secretary sebelius maintains the facts and physician aren't reliable because the site hasn't been functioning properly and that is no why she has not provided the information. she insists the numbers will be released by mid november. the administration set a goal to enroll 7 million people by march 1. >> keep in mind, 250 people in the first two days doesn't add up. >> the math definitely doesn't add up. when we did the math, they need to be doing 40,000 h 40,000 enrs to hit the mark, still, sebelius is saying the site is up and running, and they are accepting applications, although slowly. >> that's a big gap. >> indeed. brightest minds from top technology companies are being brought in to help fix the site. the obama administration is recruiting to help fix the exchange. they are arriving just in time here. the announcement came thursday after the site had been down for a day and a half. >>
't >> connectivity issue is a problem. on saturday kathleen sebelius was bragging how well the program was working and how it can perform quick calculations. none of those calculations were working yesterday during the shutdown. blaming parties going on because they were blaming the contractor, a part of verizon, for this issue. but all the information hubs, that hub holds your social -- nothing important -- your financial information. that is now being looked at as being exposed potentially. >> you're talking about exposure. the big question is, kathleen sebelius is going to have to answer she thought a set of questions. now she is going to have to answer hub questions. then she will have to answer security questions this week. the high-ranking guy with the f.b.i., representative mike rogers, now in charge of security in the house says i've got a problem with the security on healthcare.gov. >> it was very clear to me in the hearing that they do not have an overarching solid cyber security plan to prevent the loss of private information. i am even more concerned today than i was even last week. i
for it but does that cut it? nor for lamar alexander. the highest ranking secretary calling for secretary sebelius to leave. why, senator? >> because of the disaster with the rollout of the web site. she is going to memphis tomorrow, and while she is there, i hope she explains to thousands of tennesseans who are receiving cancellation letters, why they're out of insurance on january 1 because the web site won't work. >> i don't know if you heard, sir, but they're not getting canceled. they're getting transitioned. that's the new buzz word. >> that may be -- that's not exactly what the letter says. we're beginning to get letters in our office, thousands of tennesseans, about a million and a half across the country we have been able to identify, and what they're finding out to their shock, after january 1, the policies they have had, and they were promised they can keep, they can't keep because it's illegal under obamacare. >> you know, senator, when this was being debated on capitol hill, i should have gotten a condo in washington, i spent so much time there one thing i distinctly recall is this no
. >> will kathleen sebelius be fired because of the obama care web site? i say who cares. the next bureaucrat will chase the fact. central plan produces failure like this car. it's hard to drive. it spews pollution. that's what we get with obseram care. >> now the oib administratid -- administration is some will have to pay double digit increases. >> halloween they gave us something that we should be scared of obama care. obama scare. that's our show tonight. >> and now john stossel. >> happy halloween. what scares you? nothing scares me as much as big government and central planning. like this. this is obama care. this kind of micro management takes our money and limits our freedom. government can't even count votes accurately. now they are going to manage all of our healthcare? a few weeks ago the president addressed the failure of his web site and he made one point that is absolutely true. >> the affordable care act is not just a web site. it is much more. >> right. this is so much more. failure of on-line exchange is a symptom of this disease. government mike troe mmicro man. they can't m
sebelius over problems withn healthcare.gov. >> the president should ask the secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius, to resign her position because ofo the disastrous rollout ofhe obamacare. taxpayers have spent 400 millioo to create exchanges that after three and one-half years stillad don't work. as a result, the white house had to announce last night that theo key enforcement mechanism to their individual mandate, a $95 fine that increases every year, will be waived until the end of march of next year. that's fine for those currently without insurance, but for the millions being forced into the exchanges and losing their current insurance, there's no relief, just higher prices. a likely lapse in insurance coverage, a broken web site and broken promises.romi we already know of 1.5 million americans who are losing their policies because starting january 1 many insurance policies that they now have will not be legal under obamacare ana because the exchange will not be working, they won't be able to choose another policy. this chart gives an example of what's going on. ju
. let's make sure people can get the health care they want and need. bet: secretary sebelius will talking about these issues. what does she face? is going to face some tough questioning from republicans. laptop andll out a ask her to enroll in obamacare to see what kind of errors she runs across. it is a little immature to start calling for delaying things. it is late october. the administration clearly screwed up. the website is a mess. people are enrolling but there are so many problems with it. the federal government has to try to work harder in those states. tohink it is a little early declare a major catastrophe. the administration has until mid-november to get this fixed on the website. host: that is three or four weeks. guest: they made some real mistakes. the website is a mess. they have time to fix it so in january they can get people actively enrolled. some are calling for sebelius to resign. "it is a disaster." these are the kinds of things republicans are declaring and putting out in all different forms of messaging. i think it is a little early to declare this a
, kathleen sebelius appear before committee about problems on the website. 9:00 a.m. eastern on wednesday. this morning we spoke about several congressional reporters, and this is just over 40 minutes. host: a lot of activity going on, and to reporters with us -- reporters with us. by a staff writer for the publication "cq roll call." let's start with some of the high points. what are we expecting this week? will: one of the things we see this week that we have not seen enough, two conference meeting, a jointt house-senate conference committee to try to hammer out a heel on how much money will be spent going forward. we will also see a farm bill conference kick off, and as a part of that, another attempt for negotiators to get a deal done between the two chambers on farm programs and food stamps and how they will work going forward. it is been a long time since we saw the conference process or in both of these conferences. they have been blocked from happening over the last several months. we will see how that goes. that is one of the big items. host: this will be a chance to hash out sid
is mounting against health and human services secretary kathlene sebelius as yet another setback hits the obama care website. its data center crashed sunday, stopping enrollment in all 50 states, cnn's athena jones is following the development in the white house this morning. have they figured out what went wrong here? >> good morning, kate, it's a website crash. i can tell you the man that the president put in charge of fixing health care, says it will be running smoothly by the end of november. fought befo not before another major meltdown because of this crash. absolutely no one was able to sign up for health care. another major stumble for the problem riddled website healthcare.gov. >> it's better today than it was on october 1st, but it's a long way from perfect. >> visitors to the site late sunday couldn't apply for health care coverage a. vendor for verizon, the website data services hub quote experienced a failure in a networking component that component connects healthcare.gov to determine eligible. the company says they're working to fix the problem. >> what you are seeing h
. after a rough day on capitol for hhs secretary, kathleen sebelius. she called the launch a debacle, apologized and took full responsibility. but the grilling never let up. and abc's jim avila has the fallout from washington. >> reporter: the president at the birthplace of romney care, defending obama care. and telling the boston crowd, it will get better. >> i'm not happy about it. there's no excuse for it. and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> reporter: while back on capitol hill, before a much more hostile audience at a congressional hearing, the woman in charge of the affordable care act, fell on her sword, with her first full-throated apology. >> let me say directly to these americans. you deserve better. i apologize. hold me accountable. i'm responsible. >> reporter: secretary kathleen sebelius was reluctant to pass the buck, even when pressed. >> i think it's great you're a team player and taking responsibility. it is the president's ultimate responsibility, correct? >> you clearly -- whatever. yes, he is the president. he is responsible. >> re
and this is obviously a question with kathleen sebelius. it is potentially more of a question with general alexander but the confluence of the two, i think makes this a bigger and more glaring issue for sort of the president's credibility. >> right. unfortunate, but also coincidental, right? i don't think we connect these two things and say this president wants to be in the dark about things. this president is so hands off. >> i'm just trying to imagine what charles would say about this confluence if george w. bush were in the white house. >> i think that these two things are actually, in fact, separate things. i think that -- first, they are completely different agencies and time lines. the nsa thing has been happening over a very long period of time. the website issues happen over a much shorter period of time when they were rolling it out, the government was shut down. the president was distracted by the idea of trying not letting the country going into default. >> oh, h -- >> come on, ross. but they are separate things but you are right you take your lumps. they do happen at the same time and pe
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and human services secretary kathleen sebelius missed an extended deadline set by house committee to turn over documents about the healthcare.gov website and could trigger a congressional subpoena from republicans. >>> lindsey graham is trying to hold up all nominations for federal positions until the outpost in benghazi appear in congress. they say they sent someone there on the night of the attack. the white house is accusing republicans of playing politics with the issue. >>> secretary of state john kerry may travel to egypt in the coming weeks we hear. it would be his first trip there since president mohammed morsi was ousted by the military last summer. ties between washington and cairo have been strained since then. the u.s. recently withholding $260 million in cash aid and military weapons pending egypt's progress on democracy and on human rights. >>> they are picking up the pieces this morning after one of the most powerful storms in years, which has battered great britain and western europe. at least 13 people were killed. pretty amazing pictures here. hundreds of thousands left
sebelius faces intense grilling from congress on the rollout debacle of healthcare.gov. and president obama heads to boston to talk up the program. >>> remember the movie "casablanca"? the leader of nsa intelligence likens the wire tapping controversy to the film. >>> and a wine shortage predicted for our future. >>> only minor injuries from this crash. >>> a woman plans to give
kathleen sebelius, while the president plans to defend it in boston. >>> a group of sheriff's deputies in frederick is bringing about change in the state. >> the state has formed a new commission to form interactions with people with disability. ethan saylor died during a confrontation. they were trying to remove him from a movie theater, despite protest from the aide who was with him. it includes public safety officials, prosecutors, agencies and advocates for those with disability. >> a grand jury declined to indict the sheriff's deputies in ethan saylor's death. >>> a baltimore firefighter and his girlfriend did not use his service weapon. police say 37-year-old christopher robinson killed andrew hoffman and marie hartman, in hoffman's house, before taking his own life. family members say he was unable to get over a breakup. >>> president obama's twitter account was hacked. although the account it was was not compromised. a group claimed responsibility saying, quote, obama doesn't have any ethical issues with spying on the world account so we took it upon ourselves to return the fav
: "saturday night live" mocking kathleen sebelius. >> consider using our low res website, with simpler fonts and graphics. >> reporter: responsible for overseeing the website's implementation, and the pressure isn't letting up. >> she's already as of "saturday night live," last night the laughing stock of america so she's lost considerable credibility. >> reporter: new hampshire senator jeanne shaheen urged an extension of the enrollment deadline. >> so we can make sure we get as many people who want health insurance able to enroll and be able to be covered. >> reporter: the administration says that mandate won't change. >> we're way still early in the process. >> reporter: the president promising -- >> we've got people working overtime, 24/7, to boost capacity and address these problems every single day. >> reporter: now verizon says they're working to fix this problem but we've got no word from verizon or hhs on just when it will be fixed. poppy? >> and you know, athena, if people go to the website they notice the image of this woman became known by some as the obama care girl, it's not th
. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. kathleen sebelius is testifying right now before congress. we want to show you a live picture. just moments ago, she spoke directly to those americans frustrated by the obama care website's problems, saying you deserve better and i apologize. today, it's kathleen sebelius's turn on the hot seat, facing a highly skeptical republican-led house committee. >> it's one of those classics. either you failed to plan or you plan to fail, and we'll seek answers in that regard. >> reporter: lawmakers will be armed with new evidence of warnings about the crippled obama care website one month before it launched. overnight, nbc news obtained this status report that's been submitted to congress from healthcare.gov's main contractor, indicating cgi reported significant concerns whether the site was ready to go. one heading describes top risks currently open and says the testing time frames are not adequate to complete full functional system and integration testing activities. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or
? and it is also a question with kathleen sebelius, it becomes more of a question with general alexander, with director clapper, the figures in the national security element, as well. the confluence of the two makes this a bigger and more glaring issue for the president's credibility. >> right, unfortunate, but also a coincidence. i don't think we connect these two things and say oh, this white house, this president wants to be in the dark about things -- so hands -- >> i'm just trying to imagine what charles would say about this confluence if george w. bush were in the white house. >> i think these two things were actually separate things. they're completely different agencies and completely different timelines. the nsa situation has been happening over a very long time. the website issues happened over a much shorter period of time when they were rolling it out. the government was shut down. the president was distracted by the idea of trying not to let the country go into default. >> ah. >> there is no ah, come on, ross. >> sorry. >> but they're kind of separate things. i think you're
sebelius. it is potentially more of a question with general alexander but the confluence of the two, i think makes this a bigger and more glaring issue for sort of the president's credibility. >> unfortunate but also coincidental. i don't think we connect these two things and say this president wants to be in the dark about things. this president is so hands off. >> i'm just trying to imagine what charles would say about this confluence if george w. bush was in the white house. >> i think that these two things are in fact separate things. i think that -- first they are completely different agencies and time lines. the nsa thing has been happening over a very long period of time. the website issues happen over a much shorter period of time when they were rolling it out, the government was shut down. the president was distracted by the idea of not letting the country going into default. come on, ross. but they are separate things but you are right you take your lumps. they do happen at the same time and people will make -- draw a straight line between the two even if i don't think they s
of the hearing on wednesday where kathleen sebelius will be testifying before the house energy and congress committee. let's get to the phone calls. diane is in michigan and is an independent caller. hello. good morning,er: mr. representative. how are you? sun isoctober 29 and the out, it is a good sign. [laughter] caller: it is cloudy here. [laughter] am calling is i would like to ask a question and then regret i have a question for you, please. ok? harry reid was on a couple of days ago on your radio station. he said that we did not have a deficit problem the -- but that .e had a revenue problem on the floor yesterday he said the american people want to pay more taxes. i am sorry, sir, i do not want to pay more taxes, i barely make it as it is. in youw is your last day guys are taking a vacation again for another 10 days and i would like to know why, when there are so many things that have to be done in congress? guest: well, there is a schedule. as you know, we were supposed to be off two weeks ago when we had the travesty of trying to get the government act opening and. when people say
is that person? >> reporter: hhs secretary sebelius likely to be asked the same question when she testifies before a house committee tomorrow. jenna. jenna: that will certainly be big news as well. wendell, thank you. jon: we have an update on a little boy struck by a hit-and-run driver on his 7th birthday. we'll tell you how he is doing and more about the search for the driver of this truck coming up. >>> and one year ago today one of the worst storms in u.s. history slams into the northeast coast. now many residents are still struggling to rebuild. coming up, how an unlikely trio is helping one community get back up on its feet. 0 that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could save you in out-of-pocket medical costs. call today to request a free decision guide. with these types of plans, you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that acc
. this wednesday health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be grilled by lawmakers after already becoming a punch line on "saturday night live." >> sometimes it helps to turn the computer off and then turn it back on. we don't know why, it just does. >> reporter: also on wednesday, the president is going to address this topic again in massachusetts when that state rolls out its health care plan. less than 1% of all signups happened in the first month. natalie. >> peter at leks and der at the white house, thank you, peter. >>> in china, five people were killed in beijing's tee annie min square. all people inside the car were killed. several people on the ground were also hurt. the vehicle burts into flames after hitting one of the ancient stone bridges. it wasn't clear whether it was accidental or deliberate. >>> the funeral for the teacher murdered in massachusetts will be held later today. family and friends gathered sunday night for a wake to remember 24-year-old colleen ritzer. friends say she was a cheerful inspiration to those who knew her. police say 14-year-old phillip chi
secretary kathleen sebelius, she told sanjay gupta that the president wasn't aware of the issues with that website until after it launched. that's what republicans are saying. but the white house predictably pushing back on this saying it's not really apples to apples here. we heard from white house press secretary jay carney. he said, kate, this is conflating disparate issues. >> brianna, thank you so much for that update. let's stay at the white house. the white house is responding to deadline pressure clarifying that americans will have until march 31st to sign up for obama care. this as the president's advisers are fighting back against another claim and denying that millions of people would lose coverage because of obama care. chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is joining us from atlanta. for more on this. a lot of confusion it seems like was created yesterday, sanjay. what are you hearing about the reports that millions of americans could be losing their existing coverage because that was a claim you heard over and over again from the president when he was campaig
are -- >> they stink! >> and kathleen sebelius said the numbers are not reliable, et cetera. i think you're going to get to a point where six the first day is going to just be the tip of the iceberg because by the i'm you get to november 15, they can't be that substantial, otherwise we would have heard them already. >> you're probably right. i think it was in the "washington post" over the weekend where they had this story, they rolled out the story that said essentially behind the scenes for a long time, the president's advisors were saying, okay. should we just say if you like your plan, you can keep your plan or should we add some caveats? it sounds like the political people won the day. let's keep it simple. but now they're going, yeah, we talked about it. we decided just say that. it doesn't affect that many people. >> yeah. this is why this story is probably -- has a lot of legs beyond a few days, even a couple of weeks. obviously it affects so many people, but we're getting these drips of information out from internal memos and internal discussions. and that's one of them. today learning t
's problems when health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius appears before lawmakers tomorrow. >>> british man with ties to the occupy movement has been charged with hacking in to u.s. computers. lauri love described as a sophisticated hacker with special entry in to computers of large organization. they say he gained access to computers at nasa and the pentagon. he was arrested in england and released on bond until his trial in february. >>> police in aurora, colorado, are trying to track down a man they say snatched a girl out of her bedroom. the man cut a screen and pulled the 8-year-old through a ground floor window on sunday. the girl did not go quietly. she screamed for help and managed to get away from the kidnapper. >> she put up quite a fuss, calling for her father, struggling. and somehow she managed to escape from the abductor. >> the girl's father heard her screams. he went outside to find her running back from an alley to their home. he saw a man taking off in what looked like a silver bmw. police are offering a $10,000 reward for information. >>> the inmates who
lee: i am very pleased to have heard some of the testimony of secretary sebelius and to understand that we should be in this business, all of us, in serving the american peculiar, to fix problems and make in essence, things work. put the wheels on. so we are going to ensure that this website is fixed by the end of november, the beginning of december. same kind of problems that happened with medicare part d. but in actuality, rather than using anecdotal stories, let me tell you the president was in fact right that you can grandfather and keep your same insurance. but if your same medical insurance was similar to a subprime mortgage loan that had no value whatsoever, as most americans know, and you are getting an improved medical coverage insurance, then you get new insurance. and as in california and other places, that states have their own insurance exchange, we've seen a 29% decrease in insurance premiums. but the real issue is what we're doing in sequester and budgeting and the loss of the researchers at the n.i.h. it's a disgrace. we need to get to work on serious issues to put
've reached the absurd. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius appeared on the hill to apologize for the botched rollout of m healthcare.gov and answer all sorts of bizarre questions. >> men often do need maternity coverage for their spouses and for their families, yes. >> single male, age 32, does not need maternity coverage. to the best of your knowledge -- >> hospital coverage -- >> has a man ever delivered a baby? >> ladies, time has expired. >> man, she was, like, yeah, got you, has a man ever had a baby? i felt like -- are we having a serious conversation about one of the most important changes to how we deliver health care in this country and like it's a gotcha question about whether or not men are pregnant. by the way, you transphobic human, yes, sometimes they are. but katon, seriously, are these can the kinds of questions republicans are going to want to be on the record as having asked these sorts of questions? >> we're going to get past all this. they're going to try to fix it. the question is you have the 2014 midterms coming up. that's where the commerc
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